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Alexis Sanchez Arsenal’s lion 0

Posted on November 27, 2015 by David Nugent

According to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, Chilean forward Alexis Sanchez has the energy and zeal of a lion. Sanchez scored a brace in the Gunners recent 3-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League and looked back to his best.

Wenger told the media: “When he does something, he does it 100%,” Wenger said. “He finishes and you think: ‘He’s dead now.’ But then he recovers and gives 100% again. You always see signs of exhaustion but it’s not [that] because two days later, he’s fine.

Arsenal injury update ahead of Norwich clash 0

Posted on November 27, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger gave an assessment of his injured stars ahead of this weekend’s Premier League clash to come against Norwich City. The Gunners travel to Carrow Road to face the Canaries on Sunday afternoon, and are 8/13 to pick up all three points.

The Londoners have a number of players out of action, such as Mikel Arteta (calf), Francis Coquelin (knee), Theo Walcott (calf), Tomáš Rosický (knee), Jack Wilshere (fibula) and Danny Welbeck (knee), but could welcome back Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to the fold.

Arsene Wenger needs to spend in the right areas 0

Posted on November 26, 2015 by David Nugent

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has stated that he is willing to spend money in the January transfer window, but has once again reiterated that he will only spend money if the right player is available. Same statement he makes on a b-annual basis really.

At his weekly press conference Wenger said: “We are in a position where we want to do something. If I find the right quality I will do something.”

Asked if he was looking for a bargain in the January sales Wenger replied: “Who doesn’t love a bargain? What is for us a bargain is to buy top quality as only top quality strengthens our squad.

Can favourable run of games to come see Arsenal finish 2015 at the Premier League summit? 0

Posted on November 26, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal have endured a mini-slump in the Premier League, but ended their winless run with a convincing victory in the Champions League that should now see them with some momentum going into their next league outing. A trip to Carrow Road to face a struggling Norwich City is next up for the Gunners, presenting Arsene Wenger’s side with a chance to turn their form around. Arsenal are 4/7 to see past the Canaries, and have a favourable run of games to come after their City clash that could see them going into the New Year top of the table.

Could injury woes in attack see Arsene Wenger bolster strikeforce? 0

Posted on November 26, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Various reports are suggesting Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has lost patience with injured forwards Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott, and is looking for a new centre-forward to compete directly with Olivier Giroud for a starting place in the second-half of the season. Arsenal have suffered an injury crisis this season, and it’s highlighted how little strength in depth they have in attack when key members are on the treatment table, which could turn Wenger’s hand to bolster their strikeforce.

Could Arsene Wenger replicate Eric Dier’s midfield transformation at Tottenham for Calum Chambers? 1

Posted on November 25, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been full of praise for out-of-favour defender Calum Chambers, and believes the England international has the quality to fill a void in the midfielder given the Gunners’ recent injury crisis. While having hardly featured for Arsenal in 2015, Chambers could well be given a new lease of life in a new role, similar to that of Eric Dier in the Tottenham side.

Gabriel believes Arsenal have learned from Zagreb defeat in Croatia 0

Posted on November 24, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Ahead of tonight’s Champions League clash between Arsenal and Dinamo Zagreb, Gunners centre-back Gabriel feels the side won’t make the same mistakes from the reverse fixture as they seek all three points to try and prolong their stay in the competition this season. They’ve suffered a poor European campaign so far

Anything less than a win will eliminate Arsenal from the group stage with one game spare, so they can’t afford another slip-up. Zagreb won 2-1 at home against the Londoners, but have lost their other three Champions League games in the group. As a result, Arsenal are firm favourites to win at the Emirates, and Gabriel is backing his team to deliver.

Aaron Ramsey to feature against Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday night 1

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey has recovered from injury, and could be thrown straight into the side for Tuesday evening’s clash with Dinamo Zagreb. The Welsh international has been out of action for a number of weeks, but is likely to be immediately trusted upon given Arsenal’s growing list of casualties.

Ramsey has operated in a wider role this season, but could return to his favoured position at the heart of the midfield with Francis Coquelin and Mikel Arteta both out of action. Manager Arsene Wenger hasn’t had the luxury of naming his strongest side for a run of games and the weakening of their eleven has cost them on the pitch.

Arsenal enduring a mini-slump in form 0

Posted on November 23, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s weekend defeat to West Bromwich Albion continued their poor run of form in recent weeks, and such a slump couldn’t come at a worse time given the Gunners have Champions League duty on Tuesday night. Arsene Wenger’s men have a must-win clash against Dinamo Zagreb, but have picked up just one win in five in all competitions.

A 3-0 win against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium was Arsenal’s last win since October, and Wenger even admitted the side are going through a hard time given the current injury crisis. There can be no excuses should they suffer an early elimination in Europe, however, as a strong Arsenal side have lost three of their four group games played in the Champions League so far.

Arsenal fail to take advantage of City’s slip-up at the top of the table 0

Posted on November 22, 2015 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s defeat to West Bromwich Albion was all the more irritating for manager Arsene Wenger and supporters alike as the Gunners could have finished the weekend top of the Premier League. Now two points adrift of first-placed Leicester City, Arsenal could have been one point clear of the chasing pack had they beaten the Baggies at the Hawthorns with previous leaders Manchester City having lost to Liverpool.

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